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Chip maker Marvell must pay over $1B in Carnegie Mellon patent case

University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin

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Chips that have 3D elements to them are very much real. Moving data in 3D hasn't been truly viable until now, however, which makes an experimental chip from the University of Cambridge that much more special. By sandwiching a layer of ruthenium atoms between cobalt and platinum, researchers found...
University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin

AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

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As a followup to its flagship Opteron 6300 launch last month, AMD has just released several more Piledriver-based processors meant for the server room. One eight-core and two quad-core models are part of the Opteron 3300 series, while the Opteron 4300 series gets six new CPUs: one quad-core, three...
AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

HP aims for business users with ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet

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If it's not making smartphones again (yet), HP can at least use Intel's new Atom chips to help expand its mobile device portfolio. [Read more]...
HP aims for business users with ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet

Clover Trail Atoms will give Windows 8 tablets ARM-like battery life

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Intel's next generation of Atom processors made headlines last week because it will completely eschew Linux support, but that wasn't the only detail about the new Clover Trail platform that came out of last week's Intel Developer Forum—the same power usage optimizations that make it incompatible with Linux also make...
Clover Trail Atoms will give Windows 8 tablets ARM-like battery life

Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

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Intel has confirmed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Global Navigation Satellite System business of ST-Ericsson, extending its investments in positioning technology.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.ST-Ericsson, a 50-50 semiconductor joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, announced earlier on...
Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

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High-rolling (or just highly nerdy) home theater PC setups often have network-attached storage to hold the reams of video that invariably won't fit on the PC itself. QNAP wonders why we don't just cut to the chase -- both of its TS-x69L and TS-x69 Pro entries in the Turbo...
QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

Intel maintains sales forecast

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Intel, the world's largest maker of chips for PCs, maintains its sales forecast for 2013, despite an industry-wide slowdown in computer sales....
Intel maintains sales forecast

Apple Charges Samsung Doesn't Know What Goes on in Its Chips

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Samsung Electronics is assuming that technology in the iPad and iPhone violates its patents without knowing the actual processes in the devices' chipsets, Apple......
Apple Charges Samsung Doesn't Know What Goes on in Its Chips

Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

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[ See post to watch video ] Welcome to my spring laptop buyer’s guide. It should be an easy time for laptop buyers, now that we’re six months past the introduction of Microsoft’s redesigned Windows 8 operating system and laptop makers have had time to get into a new groove....
Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

Apple Rumor Patrol: The Truth About The Long-Promised iPad Mini

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We've heard rumors of a smaller iPad for a couple of years now. Steve Jobs himself once dismissed the idea, but he was famous for carefully controlling PR, and even making distracting statements. Now it appears the 7-inch iPad is finally on its way--and soon. Battery One of the more...
Apple Rumor Patrol: The Truth About The Long-Promised iPad Mini

Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 800 chips at 'premium' phones and tablets

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Qualcomm's keynote at the International CES was packed with big names and even a Big Bird, but CEO Paul Jacobs' focus was on something much smaller -- a new family of processors aimed at high-end smartphones and tablets....
Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 800 chips at 'premium' phones and tablets
Intel leak details chips that will likely go into 2013 Macs

Two Views From Samsung About its "Octa" Chip

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Samsung described an unusual eight-brained processor as a major step above competing chips. Now that U.S. buyers will be late to get it, the company is playing down the differences....
Two Views From Samsung About its "Octa" Chip

Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 800 chips at 'premium' phones and tablets

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Qualcomm's keynote at the International CES was packed with big names and even a Big Bird, but CEO Paul Jacobs' focus was on something much smaller--a new family of processors aimed at high-end smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 800 series will appear in "premium" mobile devices in the second...
Qualcomm aims Snapdragon 800 chips at 'premium' phones and tablets

ARM CEO Warren East will retire in July, president Simon Segars to take over

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Warren East has overseen a sharp rise in the fortuns of ARM Holdings plc over the last few years, but tonight the company announced he will step down effective July 1st. Stepping into the lead role is current president Simon Segars, who has been with the company in a...
ARM CEO Warren East will retire in July, president Simon Segars to take over
One year after debut, Windows RT is a Computex no-show
IBM researchers claim breakthrough in chip-manufacturing using carbon nanotubes

Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

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Trust us, this should ultimately make a lot of sense. As we already know, AMD recently set up the HSA Foundation to promote its vision for better parallel processing -- and especially GPU compute -- in mobiles and PCs. Its semi-rival ARM was one of the first big players...
Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe

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Germany-based card payments startup Payleven is going to make its chip-and-PIN service available to individuals, the company said on Wednesday.Payleven offers a similar mobile card payments service as the U.S. based Square. Up until now, Payleven's chip-and-PIN service was only available to small merchants but as of Wednesday Payleven...
Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe

Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: $899 in January

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Now that Microsoft’s Surface with Windows RT has launched, the company is sharing details about the more powerful tablet known as Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro. The device, available in January 2013, will cost $899 for a 64 GB model while doubling the internal storage adds another $100. Optional...
Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: $899 in January

AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

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AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't been embraced thanks to one or two humbling limitations. However, Mark Papermaster, Sunnyvale's new CTO, took to the stage at Hot Chips to show how he's changing the situation with the third-generation Steamroller architecture....
AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015

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For as often as TSMC has extolled the virtues of FinFET chip designs, we've been wondering exactly when we'd find them sitting in our devices. Thanks to competition from rival semiconductor firms, we'll get them relatively soon: the company now expects to produce its first wave of FinFET-based, 16-nanometer...
TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015
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How much better is GPS over Wi-Fi positioning? Yelp knows

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When you have millions of location data points, figuring out how much more accurate GPS is compared to Wi-Fi is a snap. Luckily, Yelp just happens to have that type of data, captured through users of its app who check-in at various business locations. Earlier this week, the company scoured the...
How much better is GPS over Wi-Fi positioning? Yelp knows

Intel Tying Server Chips to Fabric for Cloud Computing, HPC

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Intel on Monday said it is developing high-performance server chips that in the future will serve up faster results from cloud services or data-intensive......
Intel Tying Server Chips to Fabric for Cloud Computing, HPC

Nvidia Reveals Price and Other Plans for 'Shield' Device

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Nvidia provided one of the few real surprises at this January's Consumer Electronics Show, a plan to expand beyond selling chips and deliver a portable gadget for playing videogames. Now it is providing some long-awaited details, including a price and delivery date for the effort known as Project Shield....
Nvidia Reveals Price and Other Plans for 'Shield' Device

BluTracker lets you locate your stuff within 2,500 feet, we go hands-on (video)

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Yesterday, we told you about StickNFind, a nifty electronic sticker that lets you locate anything you tack it to, and MeterPlug, the smartphone-compatible power monitor with cost estimates and realtime consumption readouts. Now, the folks that brought you those Bluetooth-enabled tools have a new connected toy to share. It's...
BluTracker lets you locate your stuff within 2,500 feet, we go hands-on (video)

Samsung makes Galaxy Mega 5.8, 6.3 official

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Samsung has made the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 official. The new ëphablets' sit above the Galaxy Note 2 in screen size, although neither offers a stylus input. Further, the new Mega range omit quad-core CPUs for dual-core chips and forgo high-resolution OLED displays for lower resolution TFT LCD displays....
Samsung makes Galaxy Mega 5.8, 6.3 official
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